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Conservation in Action case studies

Learn how the North Atlantic LCC is making progress on key conservation fronts by supporting partners and projects that are putting resources in the hands of decision makers on the ground.

Aquatic Connectivity - The North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative

Case Study: Prioritizing culverts in the Taunton River Watershed

The Massachusetts-based Taunton River Watershed Alliance used resources from the North Atlantic Aquatic Connectivity Collaborative to develop a road-stream crossing prioritization report based on ecological benefits associated with culvert upgrades.

Science Delivery - Enhancing Stewardship of Priority Habitats and Species on Private Lands 

Case Study: Improving tools for conservation planning on private land

The Wildlife Conservation Society Adirondacks Program is working to enhance the stewardship of priority habitats and species on private lands by combining regional datasets with expertise on wildlife friendly land-use planning tools. 

Regionally Consistent Maps and Information Management - The Index of Ecological Integrity

Case Study: Identifying resilient sites in New Hampshire

New Hampshire used the Index of Ecological Integrity to refine its approach for identifying resilient lands as part of a new habitat condition analysis used in the ten-year update of its Wildlife Action Plan. 

Landscape Conservation Design - Connect the Connecticut

Case Study: Guiding investments to protect Long Island Sound

Highstead Foundation led an effort to have data from Connect the Connecticut serve as criteria for identifying candidate projects for a grant program focused on reducing runoff into Long Island Sound by protecting private forestlands threatened by development. 

Coastal Resilience - Synthesis of Tidal Inlet and Sandy Beach Habitat Inventories

Case Study: Applying sandy beach habitat inventories in Maine 

Maine Geological Survey is using inventories developed using aerial imagery to fill in gaps in knowledge about the extent of shoreline armoring structures on sandy beaches.

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